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January 2020 | Galvanized Steel and Tinplate Market Tracker

Prices continue to rise as 2020 begins: Latest analysis

As our regional analyses this month highlight, demand indicators appear to be improving in most regions of the world, particularly when we look at the automotive sector, and this should be cause for optimism for steelmakers.

Prices continue to rise as 2020 begins
Last year ended with prices of coated steels rising in most regions of the world, having fallen to multi-year lows in the summer. Outside of the USA, however, most price rises merely reflected producers passing on rising raw material costs and steelmakers’ margins were little changed.

That may now be changing...


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